Super Food Friday- Coconut Oil - Dr Kylie Burton

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Super Food Friday- Coconut Oil

There’s been a lot of hype around coconut oil now for several years. Is it actually healthy? Most of the research published about coconut oil has come up with positive results. However, recently the American Heart Association published a negative report about coconut oil. If you want to read more about that specific study, see Dr. Josh Axe’s blog post about it here: https://draxe.com/coconut-oil-healthy/.

Take that study how you will, but we believe coconut oil IS good for you and there are over 15,000 studies to back that up. {It is especially beneficial when it is in the extra virgin- minimally processed- state.} The simple truth is, inflammation causes most diseases and coconut oil helps reduce inflammation. Here is a list of how:

Reduces

  • Inflammation
  • Arthritis
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Symptoms of gallbladder disease and pancreatitis
  • Skin conditions

Prevents

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Gum disease and tooth decay
  • Osteoporosis

Treats

  • Alzheimer’s
  • UTIs and kidney infections
  • Cancer

Protects

  • The liver
  • Hair
  • Skin
  • Hormones

Improves

  • Immune system
  • Memory and brain function
  • Energy
  • Digestion
  • Type II diabetes
  • Candida

Helps With

  • Weight loss
  • Decreasing fat
  • Building muscle

 

So, what can you do with coconut oil? Well that’s a loaded question, and there are literally thousands of ways you can use it. There are food recipes, household recipes, skin, hair and beauty recipes, cleaning recipes, etc:

“Butter” your toast with it

Add it to any smoothie

Use it as cuticle oil

Prevent diaper rash

Use it as a face wash- look up a recipe or just use the oil by itself! It also removes eye make-up superbly

Use as a massage oil

Massage into scalp before you wash your hair for a super deep conditioning treatment

Sunburn relief

Use on popcorn instead of butter or nasty oils

Toothpaste- mix equal parts coconut oil and baking soda, then add a few drops of peppermint oil

Natural deodorant- mix 1/4 c. each baking soda and arrowroot powder, then mash in 6-8 Tbsp. coconut oil and add several drops of your favorite essential oils.

Treat burns and wounds

Shaving cream

Treat athletes foot and fungus

Treat cold sores

Hair detangler

Apply to jammed zippers

Remove gum from hair

Shine your shoes

Boost your immune system

Treat yeast infections- take 1 Tbsp. daily and apply to affected areas

Use on pets! Give them a teaspoon or two to help with digestion and use on their skin irritations

Relieve constipation- 1 Tbsp. per day

Rub on dry, cracked heels

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